|Oregon man jailed for RP carjacking
Suspect captured in Marin County
An Oregon man, described by his mother as mentally ill, was arrested in Marin County on Monday evening after allegedly carjacking and kidnapping a 64-year-old man in Rohnert Park earlier in the afternoon.
According to Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety Sgt. Aaron Johnson, 30-year-old Jeffrey Boyce was trying to get to the Russian consulate in San Francisco.
The situation began at around 4:20 p.m. when Boyce followed the victim out of the UPS Store in the Mountain Shadows Plaza on Golf Course Drive and banged his car window with a semiautomatic pistol. Boyce ordered the driver out of the car. He got into the driver's seat and told the victim to get into the passenger's seat.
The victim refused to get into the passenger seat, so Boyce held the victim at gunpoint, made him get back into the driver's seat and take him to Saint Elizabeth Seton Church on Snyder Lane. Upon arriving at the church, they discovered no one was there, and Boyce told the victim to take him back to the Mountain Shadows Plaza.
Once back at the plaza, Boyce got out of the car and threatened to hurt the victim. Boyce then removed several rifles from the rear of a truck he originally drove to the plaza and put them in the victim's vehicle, a blue 2000 BMW 538I. The victim was able to get away and call 911, and Boyce fled west on Golf Course Drive in the victim's car.
As the victim was placing his call to 911, RPDPS received an alert from the San Francisco Police Dept. concerning Boyce and the description of his vehicle. Boyce, the SFPD said, had been reported as mentally ill and in possession of firearms. The victim, when shown a photo of Boyce, quickly identified Boyce as the suspect.
An All Points Bulletin was sent out to Sonoma and Marin agencies.
Upon searching the pickup truck Boyce was driving, RPDPS officers found several hundred 7.62 mm assault rifle-style bullets, six 30-round magazines and a load bearing vest. A .22 caliber rifle also was found in the back seat of the truck.
At approximately 6:51 p.m., Central Marin Police Authority received a call of a male subject who walked up to a women's truck window and pointed an AK 47 rifle at her head and demanded her vehicle. The report said the suspect got spooked and fled on foot. Officers were in the area and captured the subject a short distance away. The man was positively identified as Boyce.
On Tuesday, April 30, Johnson said no new details had emerged from the case and the RPDPS was busy collecting search warrants for other vehicles connected with Boyce.